International Development Institute (IDI) completed a remarkable year and is stepping into 2019 with lots of energy, enthusiasm and a number of creative programs. IDI thanks you for your continued trust, partnership, commitment and support to help us deliver on our purpose – to provide high-quality training and workshops for capacity building and institutional strengthening programs around the world. While there is much work to be done and there are further challenges ahead, we end 2018 stronger. We delivered on our mission of promoting development through knowledge transfer and exchanges. 

In 2018, we executed several programs on Leadership Skills Development with a primary focus on Nigeria and Nepal. We developed partnership agreements with Hudson Consulting Group, Fairview Consult and Danjiro Nigeria Ltd in Nigeria; TrustBiz and Smart Hub and SMD Policy Management Associates. We negotiated a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to build capacity for Nepal’s National Cooperative Bank Limited through training and study tours. An MOU commits IDI to apply its capacity building and associated resources and programs to help meet the organizational goals of the partner-client in the MOU. We intend to execute more MOUs in 2019. We built a partnership with George Mason University to organize STEAM (Science. Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) programs for High School students.

We organized two successful STEAM camps and a school administrators’ training program to encourage and promote STEAM programs. In our constant drive for excellence in our programs, particularly in knowledge content,  we successfully engaged a number of experts from the following institutions: The National Academy of Sciences (USA), Bank of America (USA), Navy Federal Credit Union (USA),  University of Leeds (U.K.), World Bank (USA),  Main Street Bank (USA), National Cooperative Bank (USA),  Johns Hopkins University (USA),  George Mason University (USA), NASA (USA), James Madison University (USA), INOVA Hospital (USA), Nepal Tourism Board (NTB, Nepal), Soarway Foundation (USA), Four Season Travel and Tours (Nepal),  UNDP (Nepal),  National Federation of Disabled Nepal (NFDN), Center for Independent Living (CIL, Nepal) and many more.

In 2018,  IDI organized 12 training programs, 4 workshops/seminars and one International Conference on Accessible Adventure. Over 150 leaders attended our training programs and over 180 participated in the International Conference on Accessible Adventure. We expanded our capacity by building new teams to handle business prospects from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, China, Nigeria, Morocco, Senegal, and the Gambia. Our goal is to double the number of programs in 2019 and the number of participants in all our programs.  

Our team is intensely committed to what we can deliver, and to fortifying our brand.  We are looking forward in 2019 to expanding our work to several countries to enhance public service delivery and private sector effectiveness. 

Finally, in this holiday season, we wish you and your families joy, warm memories and peace. 

-Team IDI

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